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Days Gone By (Awaiting Repress)Occupying the fertile ground between organic band and electronic production project, Bob Moses draw on the two poles to vividly resonate across both. Days Gone By, the debut album from Tom Howie and Jimmy Vallance, plays with a sonic duality that combines the elegantly icy with an indelibly human touch. Alternating between dancefloor burners and moments of reflective repose, Days Gone By is a record that's not in a rush to get to its destination, preferring to slowly seduce rather than swagger into submission, weaving a rich spectrum of sensation over the course of its ten tracks.1. Like It Or Not
3. Before I Fall
4. Too Much Is Never Enough
5. Tearing Me Up
6. Keeping Me Alive
7. Nothing At All
8. Days Gone By
9. Writing On The Wall
10. Touch And Go
$23.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Visiting This PlanetVisiting This Planet is Tisziji's maiden voyage as producer, bandleader, composer, and arranger; featuring rare band configurations and exciting performances by Pharaoh Sanders, Dave Liebman, Paul Shaffer, John Hicks, Cecil McBee, Art Davis, Bob Moses, and Idris Mohammed amoung others.1. Song for All Children
2. The Ways of Love
3. Astral Circus
4. A Spiritual Reunion
7. To Be
8. Crisis of Attachment
9. Visiting This Planet$16.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Duets: Re-Working The Catalogue
Musical Icon And Visionary Van Morrison's Duets: Re-working The Catalogue Is The 35th Studio Album Of His Storied Career
The Album Was Produced By Van Morrison Along With Don Was And Bob Rock.
Morrison Re-recorded Some Of His Favorite Songs From Throughout His Catalog, Enlisting Some Of The Artists He Most Respects To Perform Along With Him To Re-imagine Them
Van Morrison is considered one of the most prolific recording artists and extraordinary live performers of our time.
He has received a multitude of awards and accolades including 6 Grammy Awards, a Brit Award, an OBE, an Ivor
Novello, has been inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and possesses honorary doctorates from Queen's
University Belfast and the University of Ulster, as well as entry into the French Ordres Des Artes Et Des Lettres, all
illustrating the international reach of Van's musical art. Van Morrison has collaborated with, among others, John
Lee Hooker, Ray Charles, Lonnie Donegan, Mose Allison and Tom Jones, all confirming the breadth of his musical
reach. His visionary songwriting and mastery of many genres continues to shine on albums celebrating and
re-exploring his blues, jazz, skiffle and country roots. With one of the most revered catalogues in music history, his
talents as a composer, singer and performer are unmatched.1. Some Peace of Mind with Bobby Womack
2. Lord, If I Ever Needed Someone with Mavis Staples
3. Higher Than The World with George Benson
4. Wild Honey with Joss Stone
5. Whatever Happened to P.J. Proby with P.J. Proby
6. Carrying a Torch with Clare Teal
7. The Eternal Kansas City with Gregory Porter
8. Streets Of Arklow with Mick Hucknall
9. These Are The Days with Natalie Cole
10. Get On With The Show with Georgie Fame
11. Rough God Goes Riding with Shana Morrison
12. Fire in the Belly with Steve Winwood
13. Born To Sing with Chris Farlowe
14. Irish Heartbeat with Mark Knopfler
15. Real Real Gone with Michael BublÉ
16. How Can A Poor Boy with Taj Mahal$23.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Cool Cat Blues (Pure Pleasure)At last! ... British blues legend Georgie Fame finally has his Magnum Opus committed to the stuff we all love.
Contained within is a collection of Blues, Jazz and R&B standards mixed with some originals. This musicians' musician is backed by a world class band including Steve Gadd, Robben Ford, Richard Tee, Will Lee, Ralph MacDonald, Hugh McCracken and an uber horn section. Fame's classy, economic Hammond and great voice inspires superb duets with Bozz Scaggs and Richard Tee. Van Morrison, Fame's erstwhile boss, joins him on Moondance and one of his heroes, Jon Hendricks, aids him to fly through Little Pony. There is a slowed down, super sexy Yeah,Yeah and a blistering take on Willie Dixon's I Love The Life I Live. If you like Brother Ray, Mose Allison, Hoagy Carmichael, Van the Man, Peggy Lee and Lambert, Hendricks & Ross then you'll love this.
On an audiophile note, this studio album from 1990 was recorded 'live' with most tracks done in one or two takes, no overdubs and entirely in the analogue domain. A great album, beautifully recorded, finally done justice on two slabs of 180g by Pure Pleasure.
- Georgie Fame (vocal, piano, organ)
- Van Morrison (vocal)
- Bob Malach (saxophone)
- Richard Tee (piano, organ)
- Michael Weiss (piano)
- Ben Sidran (vocal, tambourine)
- Robben Ford (guitar)
- Dennis Irwin, Will Lee (bass)
- Steve Gadd (drums)
- Ralph MacDonald (percussion)
Recording: 1990 at Skyline Studios, New York City, by James Farber
Production: Ben Sidran
About Pure Pleasure
At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Pure Pleasure all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.
During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existent tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.
A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.
We should like to emphasize that Pure Pleasure Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle.
We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.
To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.1. Cool Cat Blues
2. Every Knock Is a Boost
4. It Should Have Been Me
5. Yeah Yeah
6. I Love the Life I Live, I Live the Life I Love
7. Big Brother
8. Georgia on My Mind
9. Cat's Eyes
10. You Came a Long Way from St. Louis
12. Little Pony
13. Rocking Chair$49.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now